|Chris Crawford Interview (Audio) - Kevin Savetz|
An interview with Chris Crawford, who was creator of the Atari 8-bit games Eastern Front (1941), Energy Czar, Scram, Gossip, Excalibur, and Legionnaire. He also created the games Balance of Power, Patton Versus Rommel, Trust & Betrayal, Guns & Butter, Patton Strikes Back, Balance of the Planet, Le Morte D’Arthur. He is co-author of the book De Re Atari and author of The Art of Computer Game Design...
Keywords: Jacksonville, Oregon; Trust and Betrayal; Balance of Power; Eastern Front (1941); the Battle of Waterloo; Atari Program Exchange (APX); Eastern Front source code; Eastern Front scenario editor; Last of the Incas; Western Front (1943); galilean relativity; interactive storytelling; Alan Kay; challenges of computer game design; indie game development; video game developers vs. Hollywood mindsets; working at Atari Corp; programming the Atari 2600; Energy Czar; SCRAM; the first software evangelist; writing De Re Atari; Ray Kassar; Atari research and development; Gossip game; Excalibur game; Atari software development support group; Atari management; Atari layoffs